Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
With a defense strong draft class I think that's a d*mn good sign to make our defense tha best for tha next 7-10yrs ... N if J.Smith N A.smith go down with no good backus our defense is dead in tha water...
Is all good to have a great defense for the next 7-10 years, but that is not a priorty if you want to win the Super Bowl NOW. If Justin Smith goes down, we will play a back-up. Aldon Smith is not our only pass rusher. Everybody forgets and under-estimate Ahmad Brooks. We will be fine for this year once we add on what we are going to draft.
I will put forward the argument defense doesn't win championships. What we need to do is to further enhance our O to make it deadly even. I am convinced once we add on Justin Hunter and Zach Ertz, it will take us over the edge.
Once again is about being slightly more tactical in this draft as opposed to being strategic. For this coming season, we have to go in with the mindset that we MUST win the Super Bowl. It sounds cliche, but I mean really be 100% single-minded from the draft to absolutely everything we do. We have to instill a serious "sense of urgency" from the word go from OTA, mini camp and training camp.
Let's face it, neither you or I have crystal balls. Once Frank, Vernon, Pat and Justin begin to decline, we have no idea what the next crop of players are going to bring. It is almost impossible for any given team to stay right at the top for an extended period of time. Think hard, be realistic, capitalise our opportunity and seize the moment. The San Francisco 49ers will have to win the Super Bowl this year without fail !! There is no other option !!